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01-01-2011 04:38 PM  7 years agoPost 21
AltecLansing

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Get the tc 950 from tower hobbies.

Man, I miss the eighties.

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01-01-2011 04:40 PM  7 years agoPost 22
Tyler

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There is the potential of ruining an esc just by pulling the trigger on a soldering gun while connecting a deans to the esc. Maybe not, but the likely possibility is there. Same for doing maintenance work around a receiver, etc.

Not worth the risk. Besides, the check point heats up so fast that downtime is not an issue. It also keeps the tip at the right temp during use. Guns just hammer the power with no monitoring and logistics.

Tyler

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01-01-2011 04:57 PM  7 years agoPost 23
ncostes

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Bought an xtronic 4000 soldering station new off ebay for $60, digital temperature controlled, comes w/a bunch of tips and a spare ceramic heating element.

Does the deans with no problem - set it to 400C and it rocks.

Definitely better than a gun. Just search on ebay, an importer sells them new.

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01-01-2011 05:18 PM  7 years agoPost 24
Alpine

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Rudy, I bought this one a month ago and I am very pleased. You will have to order wider tips . They are listed in the instruction book .

http://www.google.com/products/cata...ed=0CDkQ8gIwAg#

Roberto Munoz
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01-01-2011 05:59 PM  7 years agoPost 25
AirWolfRC

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Once you learn how to solder, you will NOT need anything more than 50 watts.

. . . unless you are into leaded glass art or pipe soldering.

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01-01-2011 06:25 PM  7 years agoPost 26
ncostes

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Here's the ebay link

http://cgi.ebay.com/X-TRONIC-4000-S...=item1c12d3c3c9

Comes w/all the tips you need. I use one of the wider tips for doing Deans.

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01-01-2011 08:46 PM  7 years agoPost 27
CT.Chopper

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I use a weller 50w with a good heavy tip..

the key is the tip, it needs to be lrge enough to hold the heat
to solder 12 ~8 guage wire.

tip part # 6A914

Rob Landry.

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01-01-2011 09:25 PM  7 years agoPost 28
Greybird

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The Weller 40 watt pencil is plenty for soldering Deans. I have the gun you are referencing also. It is just not needed for Deans.
Period..

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01-01-2011 09:27 PM  7 years agoPost 29
Greybird

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Also. Get Radio Shack silver bearing solder. It is the best for RC needs.

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01-01-2011 11:03 PM  7 years agoPost 30
Four Stroker

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What he said. About a 50 W iron with a 1/8" screwdriver tip.

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01-02-2011 12:46 AM  7 years agoPost 31
Ace Dude

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I love my Weller WTCPT.

  

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01-02-2011 04:35 AM  7 years agoPost 32
asm

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Soldering Gun is NOT for electronic works. For electronic works like soldering dean, get a soldering iron. A 40 watt soldering iron with flat tip can deliver more instantaneous heat then a 100 watt soldering gun.

A Weller 40 watt soldering iron can be had for about $25 from Home Depot.

B

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01-02-2011 04:37 AM  7 years agoPost 33
Ace Dude

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A unit with a temperature controlled tip is a set up from the typical plug-in stick irons.

  

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01-02-2011 02:36 PM  7 years agoPost 34
Four Stroker

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What Ace Dude said. A soldering station is a temperature controlled soldering iron. About $80. A lifetime investment if you get some extra tips and heating elements while it is in production.

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01-02-2011 03:19 PM  7 years agoPost 35
BeltFedBrowning

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I just soldered another ESC with my Weller gun. It made short work of the job and the ESC works great.

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01-02-2011 03:21 PM  7 years agoPost 36
Ace Dude

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My Weller WTCPT is about 12-14 years. Granted, it doesn't get a lot of use, but these units were the industry workhorses before all the specialized surface mount irons came along for doing micro work.

  

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01-02-2011 03:39 PM  7 years agoPost 37
Cowjock

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Can't go wrong with a Weller, they're great for deans connectors and heavy stuff, but you'll need something significantly lighter if you're going to do circuit board work or small gauge wire soldering.

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

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01-02-2011 04:05 PM  7 years agoPost 38
Ace Dude

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My Weller works fine for PCB and Deans connectors. It's all in the tip and technique.

For my Weller tips are available in various sizes from 0.031in to 0.234in.

  

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01-02-2011 06:14 PM  7 years agoPost 39
what_the_helli

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I use a Hakko with a big chisel tip on it. Deans solder themselves when it even gets close Okay maybe not but it is the best iron I have used by far.

I put the fun in dysFUNctional :)
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01-02-2011 06:25 PM  7 years agoPost 40
BeltFedBrowning

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The Weller that I use for my hobby stuff is the smallest one that I own. It is a Weller 8200 140/100 watt. It was given to me by my grandmother in 1982 when we were building crystal radios. I would guess that she bought it in the 1960's.

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